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Current conditions

  • 55°
  • A Few Clouds
  • Dew point: 36.0
  • Wind from N 0 mph
  • Visibility: 10
  • Humidity: 49%
  • Pressure: 1022

Today

  • Hi 62°

Tonight

  • Lo 46°

Tides

LOW TIDE HIGH TIDE
AM Ht. PM Ht. AM Ht. PM Ht.
THU, FEB 23 12:44 1.9' 1:47 -0.6’ 6:52 5.7’ 8:07 4.2'
FRI, FEB 24 1:21 1.5' 2:17 -0.9’ 7:29 6’ 8:33 4.5'
SAT, FEB 25 1:56 1.2' 2:47 -1’ 8:04 6.2’ 9:01 4.8'
SUN, FEB 26 2:33 0.9' 3:18 -0.9’ 8:41 6.2’ 9:31 5'
MON, FEB 27 3:12 0.6' 3:50 -0.7’ 9:18 6.1’ 10:04 5'.2
TUE, FEB 28 3:54 0.5' 4:22 -0.4’ 9:59 5.7’ 10:38 5.3'
WED, MAR 1 4:40 0.5' 4:57 0.1’ 10:43 5.1’ 11:17 5.3'
THU, MAR 2 5:34 0.5' 5:34 0.7’ 11:35 4.4’
FRI, MAR 3 6:41 0.7' 6:19 1.4’ 12:02 5.3’ 12:43 3.7'
SAT, MAR 4 8:06 0.7' 7:24 2’ 12:58 5.2’ 2:22 3.2'
SUN, MAR 5 9:44 0.5' 9:00 2.3’ 2:11 5.1’ 4:27 3.1'

Waves (Sunset Beach)

Height Direction Interval
Thu, Feb 23 4'-6' W 11 seconds
Fri, Feb 24 3'-4' W 10 seconds
Sat, Feb 25 2'-3' W 5 seconds
Sun, Feb 26 4'-6' W 7 seconds

Water Conditions

SURFACE TEMPERATURE
LOW HIGH
59ºF 61ºF
VISIBILITY
0'-15'

High onshore winds midweek will drive a short-period head-high west swell in by early Thursday and stir it up inside. That coupled with an increasing tide swing will keep visibility low while increasing rip currents along the west-facing beaches. Though the surf will be tempting to the carvers, it will be a bit trashy with the wind on it. Boaters should keep an extra eye out for divers near the reefs and channel edges and divers always mark yourselves and area appropriately.

Visibility based on existing conditions and NOAA predicted swell and weather conditions at press time. Check up-to-date daily visibility/conditions at the San Diego County Lifeguard info line: 619-221-8824.

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An aerial perspective of Hwy 1 and the majestic Big Sur Coastline.

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Fish Report

The strongest so far in a series of Pacific storms, aptly named Lucifer, slammed into southern California Friday, shutting down the sportfishing fleet and keeping local anglers on not-so-dry land. High winds built seas up to 45’ feet on the offshore banks, surf over 12’ locally, and up to 20’ along the Baja peninsula, keeping boats in the slips and on the trailers for over a thousand miles of coastline. Prior to Lucifer’s arrival, the fleet was concentrated mostly on the local kelps for calico bass and sculpin or on the flats looking for sand bass with the ¾ day and longer boats heading just south of the border toward the Coronado Islands while mostly targeting lingcod, yellowtail, sheephead, and rockfish. Flurries of yellowtail were biting off the nearshore banks from Colonet south early in the week, but mostly only for the local pangas that were able to get on them as the impending storm kept the San Diego boats closer to home. Still, with the lowest weekly angler count in years, the rockfish numbers were pretty good for the boats that made the run across the border.

Dock Totals 2/12 – 2/18: 437 anglers aboard 26 boats out of San Diego landings this past week caught 2 yellowtail, 6 calico bass, 21 sand bass, 1,571 rockfish, 139 sanddab, 10 halfmoon, 1 finescale triggerfish, 95 whitefish, 5 bonito, 11 lingcod, 1 halibut, 199 sculpin. 8 sheephead, 1 spider crab and 5 spiny lobster.

Top performing boats of the week:

February 12: The San Diego running out of Seaforth Landing with 26 anglers aboard fished the Coronado Islands area and returned to the slip with 1 lingcod, 1 yellowtail, 1 bonito and 120 Rockfish in the gunnysacks.

Also out of Seaforth, the Eclipse carrying 24 anglers returned from a 1.5 day to Colonet run with 226 rockfish and 8 lingcod in the hold.

The Jig Strike out of H&M with 10 hoop-netters aboard reported 57 spiny lobster caught (5 kept, 52 released) and one spider crab raised.

February 13: The Premier out of H&M reported 109 rockfish for their 14 anglers on an extended ½ day trip south of the border.

February 15: Another productive run to the Coronado Island area for the San Diego out of Seaforth ends with 19 anglers catching 95 whitefish, 1 lingcod, 8 sheephead and 85 rockfish.

Fish Plants: 2/24 - Santee Lakes, trout ( total TBA - Fish up to 12 pounds including tagged trout worth prizes) 2/27 - Lake Jennings, trout (1,700)

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